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What We’re Reading Today: DHS Hangs Tough, New Stimulus Takes Shape, U.S. Shuts Chinese Consulate . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Portland’s Riots

DHS chief promises ‘we will not retreat’ from Portland despite criticism, tells rioters ‘find another line of work’ — Fox News

U.S. Homeland Security confirms three units sent paramilitary officers to Portland — Reuters

COVID-19 ‘Stimulus’ & The Economy

Stimulus Package Update: Republicans Unite On Second Stimulus Check, Balk Over Payroll Tax Cut — Forbes

Republicans and White House divided on stimulus proposal: ‘I’m not a no, I’m a hell no’ — CNN

The 7 major flash points on Congress’s coronavirus relief package — Washington Post

A second Great Depression? Unemployment crisis hits big cities hard — CNBC

U.S.-China Faceoff

State Department orders China to close its consulate in Houston — Politico

China vows retaliation after U.S. ordered its Houston consulate closed within 72 hours — USA Today

Rubio: Chinese consulate in Houston was ‘massive spy center’ — Fox News

Pompeo suggests global coalition against China for ‘exploiting’ coronavirus — Fox News

‘Unacceptable Behavior’ By China, Says U.S. On Clashes With India — NDTV

. . . More On COVID-19

Fauci Files: Celebrated doc’s career dotted with ethics, safety controversies inside NIH — Just The News

California has most COVID-19 cases in U.S., surpassing New York, as spike continues — Los Angeles Times

Economy & Business Stuff

Tesla picks Texas for its largest auto assembly plant — Associated Press

Nike to ax jobs, shuffle leadership overseas — New York Post

Newsroom Job Cuts Up 170% Through June, Worst On Record — Zero Hedge


U.S. infant mortality rate hits all-time low, CDC reports — UPI

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